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Questions tagged [international-sports]

Questions about a series of sports known to have a well-documented international reach.

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Bowler improving his pace significantly after coming to international cricket?

Is their a bowler in the cricket history who has increased his pace significantly so that before he was a medium pacer and then called a fast bowler in international circuit?
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How much is Cristiano Ronaldo Salary at Juventus [closed]

I want to know the transfer of Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid to Juventus and how much is his weekly Pay after tax
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Specific songs for sporting events

FIFA World Cup Songs date back to the 1980s, with for example: In 2010 Waka Waka (This Time for Africa) by Shakira was the 2010 Official FIFA World Cup song. In 2014 We Are One (Ole Ola) by Pitbull ...
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Is there an objective reason for Scandinavian ice hockey ranking?

From the international events, it is clear that ice hockey teams from Sweden and Finland are better than teams from Norway (both now and historically). It is visible for example on this historical ...
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Who was the first motorsport driver to perform ‘shoey’ - drinking alcohol out of a shoe, on podium?

Drinking beer out of one's own shoe is a ritual sometimes undertaken at parties and events in Australia, where it is referred to as a "shoey". Jack Miller celebrated his maiden MotoGP victory by ...
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Cooperative sports throughout history

There exist competitive board games (e.g. Chess, Scrabble, Battleship) and cooperative board games (e.g. Pandemic, Hanabi). It appears to me as all popular sports are competitive in nature (...
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Andy Murray's ranking at the beginning of 2018

According to Andy Murray's Facebook page: Unfortunately, I won’t be able to compete in the upcoming events in Beijing and Shanghai, and most likely, the final two events to finish the season in ...
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Which sports broadcast gets the highest TRP rate?

Which sports broadcast is watched by the most people in the world, on television or online? Indirectly, which sports match gets the highest TRP rate?
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Sports with multiple balls [closed]

What are the competitively played sports which players use multiple balls at the same time? I'm not counting games that are played in specific regions. Let's say there should be international matches ...
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Does any competition currently give solid gold medals to winners?

I read from some sources that the dream of every sportsman, the Olympic Gold Medal, is not 100% pure gold. (Olympic Gold medals are required to be made from at least 92.5% silver, and must contain a ...
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How many people play water polo around the world?

I found the FIFA Big Count about soccer/football, but no similar number for water polo by FINA or any other source. What is a reasonable guesstimate? (If it improves the question, I can be more ...
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Why are the same national football teams always the strongest?

I notice that, in football, a small group of national teams (Spain, Argentina, Brazil, Italy, England, France and Germany) have won virtually every international prize and championship with very few ...
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Playing for a foreign team professionally? [closed]

Say someone tries out for a team not in their country of nationality and the team will accept them. Given that this is professional, what would the player/team have to do? Visitors to foreign ...
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Why no uniform testing for doping at major sporting events?

It seems that doping scandals are still very much a part of big sporting events. There are the recent news about the Russian team at the Olympics, the Tour de France scandals, and I'm sure there are ...
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Which sport is played on this field?

I have an extension in my web browser that brings up an aerial photo from different parts of the world each time I open a new tab. A couple of days ago it was an image from Tokyo (I think), with a ...
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Is MXGP the most important circuit for motocross?

Is MXGP the most important circuit for motocross in the world? I do not know any other races in this typology
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What are multidisciplinary sports? [closed]

What are sports that provide more disciplines? I know triathlon (swimming + cycling + running) biathlon (cross country skiing + shooting) heptathlon/decathlon (track and field) are there any other? ...
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Multi-national teams at club level

I am trying to find out if there are any notable teams, in any sport, that are recognized at some level as part of two or more national bodies. For example, imagine if the neighbouring Słubice (Poland)...
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How long should a medal ribbon be?

I made some custom medals for some friends, who are running a race soon. But I have doubts about how long I should make the ribbon. Too short and it will be like a necklace, too long and it will go ...
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Are there any sports other than American football that have a coach's challenge?

Are there any sports other than American football that have a coach's challenge? I would like to know if there is a sport other than American football that have a coach's challenge.
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Are there any sports that started as a women's sport?

I wonder, are there any sports that started as a women's sport and in a later period played by men (and accepted widely)? I believe all major sports I know was initially male-oriented (or at least ...
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Does Vatican participate in any International sports?

Does Vatican participate or ever participated in any international sports as a country ? If participated I would like to know the details of some recent events.
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How to become a cricket umpire for icc? [duplicate]

I like cricket very much, is there a way to take umpire as carrier? If so what should i do?
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“Atypical” nations recognized in sports

The more known and less atypical example of this would be the United Kingdom and Ireland, who divide - or merge in the case of the Irish rugby team - countries in different ways. There is a much more ...
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The call “nets” in tennis, details

Question: If I used up my first serve, then am serving my second serve, and the ball hits the net and into the correct sector(meaning if the ball would hit that surface directly without hitting the ...
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Is there any occasion when women's team faced men's team in any sport match? [closed]

Does anyone remember a football or any other sport match when women's faced men's team, whether it is international or league or domestic match?
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What international sport do not have age limits for championship competitions?

I view that Alzain Tareq took part in the Kazan 2015 swim championship at age of 10! It seems that FINA (International Swimming Federation) has no age limits for races. Are there any other ...
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FC, does basketball and other sports have it?

I know that FC is short for Football Club, but does basketball have such word for teams? I primarily am asking this, because of a new game I am developing. I ask the player to enter the name of his ...
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Is English the official language for international sport events?

There are specific languages official for every sports (i.e. soccer/cricketboxing) / sport events (olympics/world events/continental events)? I think the mostly used is English, but what about for ...
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Is betting on oneself to win or lose legal?

Is it legal for a player to bet on himself or on his team to win? to lose? For example, could a player from Chelsea FC bet that his team will win the Champions League next year? Or could Cristiano ...
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Will I improve in football by playing matches everyday? Or is doing drills a better option? [closed]

I would call myself an intermediate player. None of my friends wants to practice with me. They just want to play. But I got to get better in 3 months time. Visiting one of my friends at his hometown ...
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What is the oldest professional sports team in North America?

Is there a team out there still in existence (that paid its players as professionals) before the Cincinnati Red Stockings of 1869? (I suppose there was nothing happening professionally earlier in ...
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Which sport has the most players?

Which widely-played sport has the most active players globally? By widely-played, I mean played in at least ten countries. By players, I mean both professional and amateur players who play in an ...
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What is the first “Hall of Fame”?

What is the first "Hall of Fame" in sports? And who first thought of the idea?
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World Championship where there are more than one National team?

Does exist any speciality where is it possible to see more that one team from the same Country at the World Championship events?
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Sporting events held more than 4 years apart

The Olympics are held every 4 years and all other major sporting events (soccer and rugby world cups etc.) are held on 4 year cycles to avoid clashing with the Olympics. Are there any sporting ...
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How do teams and players adjust to changes in time zones on trips during season?

There are several competitions where teams have to travel during the season and trips might even mean difference of several time zones. This is very prominent in KHL (9 hours between Vladivostok and ...
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Why has the MLS begun to draw more high caliber European players?

With the arrival of more and more high caliber players to the MLS who have played in European leagues, the most recent being Steven Gerrard and David Villa, it seems that the MLS is finally becoming ...
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Is a player of one sport allowed to play in another sport?

Michael Jordan played baseball, though he is a well-known basketball player. Can a (professional) player of one sport play (professionally) in other sports? Have any other players done so?
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League-wide retired numbers

In honor of their great players, teams retire their numbers. But if that player has been one of the all time greats, then the league might consider retiring that number. As an example, Wayne Gretzky's ...
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Which player had the longest professional career?

Which player had the longest professional career, in terms of years? For example, Sachin Tendulkar played cricket professionally for 24 years. Are there any players (across all professional sports) ...
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Why do female footballers play a higher number of international matches compared to a male footballer?

I see female footballers who have played over 300 international games and several who have more than 200 caps. A sample of the top scorers in women's football: Player, Caps Abby Wambach, 228 Mia ...
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UEFA Champions League fixture with the most goals ever

Tonight, too many goals were scored. In four games six or more goals were scored. 21 goals had been scored only in the first half of just 8 games. And there are another 8 games tomorrow. In every ...
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Do team owners earn or spend money for their clubs?

Are there statistics that collect information about the cash flow of sports clubs? What I am wondering is, in general do the team owners have to spend money to manage the club, for passion (I hope), ...
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Why Great Britain or England/Scotland/Wales/Ireland in different sport?

Why in different sports athletes represent different "countries"? In football and curling and rugby and other sports there are England/Scotland/Wales and Ireland teams; In tennis (Scottish player ...
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How can a journalist know so much information on athletes?

How can a journalist find so much information and statistics about athletes during the competition, in sports like tennis/athletics/swimming in World Champions or the Olympic Games or other events? ...
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How does Champions League work? [closed]

Thanks to an answer to a previous question, I now have a better understanding of the BPL. But now I am trying to figure out the Champions League. What is the criteria for getting into it? How is the ...
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Is Jay-Z personally doing negotiations, contract details, etc., or he is delegating as a sport agent?

I read that Jay-Z, the popular entertainer, gave up his interest in the New York Knicks so that he could represent Kevin Durant. Is there any evidence that he is personally doing negotiations, ...
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How many times have major league teams won a championship after winning 4 Game 7s?

The LA Kings beat the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 7 of the Western Conference Finals during the Stanley Cup Playoffs on June 1, 2014. The Kings have won Game 7 of all three series to get to the Stanley ...
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Vegan sport player? [closed]

In this era where, in my opinion, power is necessary so I have a question about alimentary habits for most important sport players. How many and who famous international sport (tennis/football/...